Quote Originally Posted by Peter McNeill View Post

Just play the notes!
I have had this said to me by a fellow trumpeter, "I know nothing about keys, I just play the notes". Having learned some theory I find it of help to know what the key is to relate to the scale and to know if it is a major or relative minor both with the same key signature but different tonalities.

When I came back to playing and joined a concert band I asked the musical director what key was the Euphonium in, his reply was "Bb in the treble clef and C in the Bass", it took me a while to get my head around this.

Regards, Stuart.